Monday, December 22, 2008
In an upcoming season five episode of of the Sci-Fi Channel hit show "Ghost Hunters," the Isles of Shoals Steamship Company's M/V Thomas Laighton was used as the vessel to take the ghost hunter investigators to and from Star Island in search of ghosts. The episode was filmed on Nov. 22, and will be aired in March. The ghost hunter investigators were accompanied by the crew of the Laighton to set sail in search of Star Island for the existence of life after death.The Isles of Shoals Steamship Co. was responsible for dropping off and picking up the production crew for the show. This charter was unusual as the M/V Thomas Laighton has not been docked at Star Island since 2004 when the ferry service was discontinued. Capt. Jeremy Bell and the crew of the M/V Thomas Laighton navigated the boat through the darkness and fog of Portsmouth Harbor and the Isles of Shoals, and managed to dock along the shoreline of Star Island. What the crew discovered during this charter is not known, but the possibility of paranormal activity on the M/V Thomas Laighton is still up in the air.